Kevin writes about Infinity Broadcasting starting an AM broadcast made up entirely of podcasts, submitted, filtered, and checked for FCC acceptability.
Bah, I say.
1: Set up a submission site to add your podcast.
2: Set up a community filtering system. I’m thinking something along the lines of kuro5hin. Those podcasts that are popular (as rated by listeners) gain a slot and maintain it. Yes, there would be first mover advantage, but you would guarantee turnover somehow (e.g., chopping the lowest rated 25% or 50% from the schedule every month).
3: Get people to hook up their computers all across the campus to tiny FM transmitters on the same frequency. These can now be picked up at any local electronics store pretty cheap, or in kit form even cheaper.
4: Enough people add on to the mesh, especially in a relatively small space, and you have a campus-wide (or nation-wide) radio station.
So, who wants to work on it?
(Anyone have links to similar projects. Lazy request, but 30 seconds of Googling didn’t turn anything up.)